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A pre-publication Amazon Vine review:"When Elves Attack" is classic creative, manic Serge, but softened with Christmas Cheer and Goodwill Toward Men. Yes, Serge breaks laws left and right, but in a Robin Hood kind of way. He extracts revenge on those so misguided as to threaten his friends, steal a plaque in memory of veterans of The Greatest Generation and harm helpless women. Serge acts on the desires of onlookers in avenging these offensive actions, all to uphold the standards of common decency in family and neighborhood. Serge strives to be just like Jim Davenport, his longtime friend and image of the ideal father and husband. Serge wants to learn to be a family, with his buddy Coleman and a couple of shapely women also on the lam, City and Country.This book is a dish of marshmallow fluff for Christmas, filled with laugh-out-loud moments. The holiday party includes Serge's friends Edith, Ethel and Eunice, escapees from a rest home. These old birds are ready to get down with fun. "Stayin' alive" is their theme song, and they rock! Extreme Caroling wearing tiny elf costumes was their cup of tea, and Coleman lapped up the free egg nog handed out by the appreciative "carolees." What a good time for all!Since you have the flavor of "When Elves Attack," I'll hold off on details to preserve this holiday chuckle for the unread. Just expect typical Serge "taking Christmas big!" Holiday traditions are observed in Serge's exaggerated, obsessive fashion, to the delight of his aberrant collection of friends and readers alike.